Fishburne Military School is a private all boys boarding and day school for grades 7 through 12 whose mission is to forge educated, honorable, young men of courage.
Class size averages 8-12 students per instructor, ensuring each Fishburne Cadet receives the academic instruction and supervision necessary for a well-rounded education.
With extra "help classes", small class sizes, and qualified faculty, we offer plenty of guidance and individualized attention to all students.
Extra curriculars include: Key Club, National Honor Society, Photography Club, Rocketry Club, Robotics Club, XSTEM, Cyber Patriots and more!
Athetics include: Football, Soccer, Cross Country, Wrestling, Lacrosse, Golf, Tennis, Basketball, Baseball, Track and Field, Swimming
Our Award Winning JROTC program includes Raiders, Exhibition Drill and Regulation Drill Teams, Academic Team, Leadership Team, and Leadership Education Training Courses
All of our students take the SAT, ACT, and ASVAB before graduation. Our students routinely attend America's finest colleges/universities and military service academies.
Fishburne Military School Prides itself in being able to nominate students to our Service Military Academies and consistently have students accepted and attend.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked VA School
  • Grades: 7-12
  • Students: 170 students
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Fishburne Military School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Virginia for:

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School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
170 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade
Fishburne Military School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
10 students
Classroom Dress Code
(cadet uniforms)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
We have generous financial aid programs as well as multiple scholarship opportunities. We will work with each family to make a Fishburne Education affordable.
Admissions Director
Samantha Reed
Admissions Associate
Joan Byrne



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
8 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Boy Scouts, Cyber Patriots, Key Club, National Honor Society, Photography Club, Robotics Club, XSTEM

Arts and Music Programs:

School Notes

  • Fishburne Military School is the oldest and smallest of all military schools for boys in Virginia. Its college-prep curriculum is built upon the structure of an Army JROTC program. Boasting a 100% college-acceptance rate for the past 10 consecutive years, FMS has also been designated as a JROTC Honor Unit with Distinction and may nominate qualified candidates to the United States Service Academics. Fishburne hosts one of only four Summer JROTC programs in the nation, accredited by US Army Cadet Command. For more information visit

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
Fishburne offers a robust academic plan, focusing on college prep incorporating STEM, Honors, AP and Dual Enrollment classes. The award winning Army JROTC program is an honor unit with distinction with the ability to recommend for nomination up to three candidates a year to US service institutions. The inclusive every body plays athletic program offers something for everyone and various clubs and service groups round out the activities which include planned Saturday trips.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked VA School
  • Grades: 7-12
  • Students: 170 students
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Virginia is $12,882 for elementary schools and $16,570 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Virginia is 83% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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